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2010 ANN ARBOR ART FAIRS: July 21 - 24, 2010
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~~ FOUR JURIED ART FAIRS IN DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN ~~

 

Everyone's a Townie at the 6th Annual Townie Street Party!

The Townie Street Party, the kick-off event for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, takes place on Monday, July 19th from 5:00pm to 9:30pm on North University between Thayer and Fletcher. Providing the opportunity to celebrate Art Fair week before the visitors arrive, the Townie Street Party features art, music, food, fun and so much more. Enjoy live music, interactive art activities, make-and- take craft projects and the 4th Annual Kids’ Art Fair, where local children display and sell their work. Admission and activities are free. [7.9.10]

Download: Official Map of all Four Ann Arbor Art Fairs [PDF]

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority provided this map to explore all four Ann Arbor art fairs: The Original, The Summer Art Fair, The South University Art Fair and The State Street Art Fair. Find out where the music stages will be and where to get food. Look at where to park your car or take the shuttle. Download and print off a copy and take it with you to the fair! [7.10.10]

Get the iPhone App for the Ann Arbor Art Fairs

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs take place across 30 blocks of downtown Ann Arbor, MI. This app helps you navigate the friendly streets – guiding you to the artists, the entertainment, the restaurants, the activities, and more. The app features: interactive map, searchable database of visual artist, searchable database of live music performances, listings of local restaurants and businesses, transportation and parking information and more. Developed by Jacobs Media. [7.11.10]

WATCH: Ann Arbor restaurant owners rely on the boost in business during the Art Fairs

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE in downtown Ann Arbor about a week and a half before the kick-off of the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Local restaurants depend on the increased traffic during art fair week to remain profitable for the year. It is often their busiest week of the whole year. Look for interviews with Cottage Inn Restaurant Manager Lorenzo Viera-Patron and Bar Louie General Manager Brandon Herriott. Both restaurants will have art booths lined up and down the street just outside their main entrances. [7.12.10]

Download the Art Showcase Magazine about the Art Fairs [PDF]

Check out the official event guide for the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs. This is the exact replica of the magazine that will be passed out to attendees at the fair. Inside you will see a description of all four Ann Arbor Art Fairs and see the music line-up as well. In addition, read about other activities, dining options and a map of the four art fairs. There is also a complete listing of every single artist participating in this year's Ann Arbor Art Fairs. AmericaJR.com is listed as a media sponsor on page six. [7.17.10]

LISTEN: Exclusive Interview with Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Executive Director Maureen Riley

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Executive Director Maureen Riley. She was recently named the new Executive Director after Shary Brown retired last year. What are some highlights of this year's Street Art Fair? How will this year's art fair be different from last year? Who are some of the bands that will be providing entertainment this year? What is the economic impact of the art fairs to the city of Ann Arbor? Learn about the new iPhone app and the American Express Luggage Exchange as well. [7.17.10]

PREVIEW: What to Expect at the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs

More than 1,000 artists from all over the world will be displaying and selling their art pieces at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Many people don't know that there are four unique art fairs: the original Street Art Fair, the Summer Art Fair, the South University Art Fair and the State Street Area Art Fair. In addition, there will be three stages featuring musical entertainment of almost every genre. If you get hungry, there will be plenty of food for you to eat throughout the art fairs. [7.18.10]

American Express Hosts Luggage Exchange at the 2010 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair to Celebrate Launch of First Checked Bag Free on Delta SkyMiles(R) Credit Card from American Express

American Express today announced that it will host a free Luggage Exchange at this year's Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, in which the first 200 people to turn in a used carry-on bag will receive one free full-size designer 29" wheeled, upright suitcase. The luggage exchange is being held in celebration of the recently launched first checked bag free benefit for U.S. Consumer and Small Business Basic Gold, Platinum and Delta Reserve SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers and up to eight passengers on Delta flights. Used bags will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. [7.20.10]

PHOTOS: 2010 Townie Street Party in downtown Ann Arbor

AmericaJR.com's Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Ann Arbor for the 2010 Townie Street Party. It serves as the annual kick-off event to benefit the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. There was live music, food, drinks and free art activities. It all took place on North University between Thayer and Fletcher. Musical performers included Danny Kline, Chris Mills and Relics. In addition, there was a private bar with complimentary refreshments and wine tasting. [7.20.10]

PHOTOS: Setting Up for the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Ann Arbor as artists and vendors were setting up their booths and tents just one day before the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs begin. You'll also see the parking lot of Briarwood Mall as it is being set up for the art fair shuttles, being provided by The Ride. There is free parking at Briarwood Mall and the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. Shuttles are $3 round trip or $1.50 one-way. [7.20.10]

WATCH: Interviews with artists at the South University Art Fair

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 South University Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor. Look for interviews with ceramic artist Jack Charney of Santa Fe, NM; fiber artist Kendra Krumpe of Mechanicsburg, OH; and painter Marvin Murphy from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Also, watch a few seconds of the musical performance by The Juliets on the entertainment stage. You'll also hear from Yourist Studio Artist Darcy Bowden from Ypsilanti, MI and mixed media artists T.P. Speer & Deborah Banyas of Oberlin, OH. [7.21.10]

WATCH: Interview with Karen Delhey, Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Senior Director of Marketing

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 Summer Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor. Look for an exclusive interview with Karen Delhey, Senior Director of Marketing at the Summer Art Fair. What are some highlights of this year's art fair? How is it different from last year? What are some of the bands scheduled to play on the entertainment stages? What happens if it rains? Learn about the new A2 Trolley and the iPhone app as well. [7.21.10]

WATCH: Interviews with artists at the Street Art Fair

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 Street Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor. Look for interviews with glass artist Kit Karbler of Denver, CO; sculpture artist Rick Wyrick of Knoxville, TN; and Street Art Fair Volunteer Michael Gatien regarding the art fair activities booth. Also, watch a short performance by Mr. B's Joybox Express, a blues and boogie-woogie band. [7.22.10]

WATCH: On-Site Interview with Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Executive Director Maureen Riley

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 Street Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor. Look for an interview with Executive Director Maureen Riley. It was her first Street Art Fair with that position so how is the art fair going? How is attendance so far? What happens if it rains? How did the Townie Street Party go? Also, watch for a performance by Izwicky on the entertainment stage. [7.22.10]

WATCH: Interviews with artists at the Summer Art Fair

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 Summer Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor. Look for interviews with ceramics artist Lilli Blackburn from Ann Arbor, MI and fiber artist Michael Kensinger from San Francisco, CA. You'll also see a short musical performance by David Young who brought his classical and relaxing music to the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. [7.23.10]

WATCH: Interviews with attendees at the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports LIVE from the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Look for interviews with attendees Ron Binermele of Toledo, OH; Ann Davidson of Sandusky, MI; Susan Wilder of Yale, MI; and Holly Hutchinson of Livonia, MI. Was it their first time attending? What was their favorite part of the art fairs? What art pieces did they purchase? How do they compare this year's art fairs to previous years? Are they planning to attend again next year? Find out in this video. [7.23.10]

PHOTOS: 2010 Art Fair at Briarwood Mall outside the Sears entrance

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs consist of four juried art fairs in and around downtown Ann Arbor. This year marked the 2nd Annual Art Fair at Briarwood Mall, held in the parking lot of Sears. There was about 15 art booths set up with everything from paintings to drawings to jewelry and furniture. Over 30,000 people park their cars at the mall and take the shuttle to the fairs. So why not have an art fair right there? That's precisely how it came to be. [7.24.10]

PHOTOS: 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs Artist Booths

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs consist of four juried art fairs in and around downtown Ann Arbor. You'll find pictures of all four art fairs inside and some of the food vendors as well. There are pictures of paintings, drawings, jewelry, leather, ceramics, glass, prints, clothing, accessories and much more. Just about every type of art you can imagine is inside. Here's a look at some of the 1,000 artists that are at the four festivals. Photos were taken by AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo, Gloria Rzucidlo, Michele K. and Shaun K. [7.24.10]

Ann Arbor Art Fairs give extra color amid storm and sweat

The four day stretch of four portions of the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fair stuck to its Saturday conclusion despite closing out with a tempestuous atmosphere. Storms would continually rock the Friday proceedings, while Saturday morning was drenched in ongoing downpours. For the times of day that did count, each of the art fairs were outstanding in the display of nationwide masterworks and otherwise unsellable arts. The storms seemed to diminish the amount of purchases according to most artists, while the opposite occurred amid fewer. [7.25.10]

PHOTOS: 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs Entertainment and Food Booths

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs consist of four juried art fairs in and around downtown Ann Arbor. You'll find pictures of the entertainment at all four art fairs inside and some of the food vendors as well. Look for pictures of The Juliets on the South University Art Fair stage, Izwicky on the Summer Art Fair Stage and The Hand Grenades on the Summer Art Fair Stage. You'll also see Mr. B's Joybox Express and George Tait, the living statue. Photos were taken by AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo, Gloria Rzucidlo and Michele K. [7.26.10]

Sales are mixed at the 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fairs, most artists say

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs wrapped up on July 24 with some happy artists and other artists that were a little upset. Fair weather on the first two days brought out the crowds while rainy weather on the last two days kept buyers at home. Attendees typically look at all the booths on Wednesday and Thursday and then make their purchases on Friday and Saturday. Even with Michigan's struggling economy, people still decided to purchase art and keep it a part of their lives. [8.2.10]

LAST YEAR'S COVERAGE >>

Visit our complete coverage of the 2009 Ann Arbor Art Fairs

You'll see articles, pictures, videos and interviews from all four of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs!

2010 ANN ARBOR ART FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE

 

Music Performances on the Lawn at Ingalls Mall

 

Wednesday, July 21st

11 a.m. - Cottonwood Cloggers

12 p.m. - Traver Creek Ramblers

1 p.m. - Erin Brown

2 p.m. - EMU Ballroom Dancers

3 p.m. - EMU Jazz Combo

4 p.m. - Yueyang Zhong

5 p.m. -De'Sean Jones

6 p.m. - iZwicky

7 p.m. - Timothy Monger

8 p.m. Nadir

Thursday, July 22nd

11 a.m. - Robert James

12 p.m. - Saline Dance Alliance

1 p.m. - Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

1:20 p.m. - Washtenaw Community College Dance

2:20 p.m. - Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

3 p.m. - Ian Link

4 p.m. - Linda Abar

5 p.m. - Dear Noble Leader

6 p.m. - Killer Night Out

7 p.m. - Hullabaloo

8 p.m. - The Sugar People

Friday, July 23rd

11 a.m. - Emerson Summer Chamber Orchestra

12 p.m. - Creole du Nord

1 p.m. - First Friday Cocktails

2 p.m. - Glatter/Cornish Duo

3 p.m. - Uncle Dave Lewis

4 p.m. - Mister Suit

5 p.m. - Gun Lake

6 p.m. - Danny Kline

7 p.m. - Cat Canyon & the Captivators

8 p.m. - Third Coast Kings

Saturday, July 24th

11 a.m. - Robert James

12:00 p.m. - Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts Jazz Program

1 p.m. - Ann Arbor Music Center: Rock Band School

2 p.m. - Chris Centeel

3 p.m. - Rampage Swing Orchestra & Keep It Simple and Swing Dancers

4 p.m. - National Ghost

5 p.m. - NoteWorthy Band

 

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Music Schedule

 

Wednesday, July 21st

2 p.m. - Torquistadors

5 p.m. - The Kreellers

6:30 p.m. - The HandGrenades

8 p.m. - Lonesome Country presented by Live @ PJ's

Thursday, July 22nd

2 p.m. - Jai Fears

5 p.m. - Band B

Friday, July 23rd

2 p.m. - Sound of the Czars

5 p.m. - Almost Free

6:30 p.m. - White Ravens

8 p.m. - King Jazzy Reggae Band presented by Live @ PJ's

Saturday, July 24th

11 a.m. - The Mourning

12:30 p.m. - Tone & Niche

2 p.m. - Jennifer J. Smith

 

South University Art Fair Music Schedule

 

Wednesday, July 21st

3 p.m. - Nathan K

4 p.m. - The Juliets

5 p.m. - Brett Mitchell

6:30 p.m. - The Satin Peaches

8 p.m. - The Macpodz

Thursday, July 22nd

3 p.m. - Dan Hening

4 p.m. - The Mean Reds

5 p.m. - Khalid Hanifi

6:30 p.m. - George Bedard & The Kingpins

8 p.m. - Jill Jack

Friday, July 23rd

3 p.m. - Hana Malhas

4 p.m. - Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin

5 p.m. - Lucciana Costa

6:30 p.m. - Robert Francis

8 p.m. - Tally Hall

Saturday, July 24th

12 p.m. - Blue Rays

1:15 p.m. - Anti Gravity Kings

2:30 p.m. - Shari Kane and David Steele

4 p.m. - Corndaddy

 

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